units

MGX9230

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Ms Valarie Sands

Synopsis

This unit assists students to understand how the public policy process operates and the role of stakeholders in policy development. Public policy process theory is discussed in the light of specific cases, and related to a broad range of practitioner experience. Case studies in Australian public policy will be analysed within this course.

Outcomes

Our students will be able to:

  1. define a range of models and theories that help explain how public policy is made
  2. analyse the role of government institutions and processes in policy making
  3. analyse how governments engage with stakeholders in public policy processes.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Deirdre O'Neill

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.